Atlanta's Carver High School may be put under charter management

Atlanta's Carver High School may be put under charter management
Another local nonprofit charter school operator, Kindezi, would run Gideons Elementary School starting in the 2017-18 school year. The outside groups would be in charge of hiring teachers and other school staff, planning classes and most other parts of …
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Bay State voters favor scrapping Common Core, raising charter school cap, poll
BOSTON – A majority of Massachusetts voters support scrapping Common Core educational standards and raising the legislative cap on Bay State charter schools, according to a new poll by WBZ and UMass Amherst. Two citizens' initiatives, one of which …
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The Snoopers' Charter: A government invasion?
During coalition we blocked the Snoopers Charter. The bill, resurrected under the name of the Investigatory Powers Bill, shows the intent of the Tory Government – to degrade all forms of privacy we once held dear. This new Bill isn't much different …
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Mallozzi on charter: If it's not broken, please don't fix it

Mallozzi on charter: If it's not broken, please don't fix it
At the March 2 Charter Revision meeting, First Selectman Rob Mallozzi III made a guest appearance and stated his case for Board of Finance, and the First Selectman's role as ex officio chairman of Finance. He said, “Like I say about most of our present …
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Charter change latest attempt to regain pond control
“I expected Montpelier to be in favor of the charter change (on Town Meeting Day.) I know the demographics of that town. But I do not expect that it is going to go anywhere in the Legislature,” said Nate Smead, a Montpelier resident and spokesman for …
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Lincoln moves forward on home rule charter
A committee will draft a home rule charter for Lincoln, following unanimous approval by the Lincoln City Council on Thursday. “A lot of communities smaller than us are getting a nice chunk of change; this town needs it,” Mayor Gerarld Wise said.
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Rona Fairhead: government must protect BBC independence in charter
Fairhead urged the government to publish the white paper on charter renewal as soon as possible while ensuring that the public support for the BBC – with nearly 90% of respondents to the trust's recent consultation saying its independence is important.
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Montini: So…charter schools spend more, achieve less?
And as it turns out, charter schools spend a lot more on those costs than other school districts. According to the institute's report: “Arizona's approximately 600 charter schools spent $ 128 million more on administrative costs during the 2014-15 …

Bernie Sanders, Al Franken Raise Concerns About Charter-Time Warner Cable
Bernie Sanders, Al Franken and three other U.S. senators have raised sharp concerns about the potential for Charter Communications and Comcast to exert “duopoly” control of broadband service if the feds approve the pending $ 61 billion merger agreement …
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At Pleasant Grove intersection known for gang violence, a charter school gives

At Pleasant Grove intersection known for gang violence, a charter school gives
“That's what these charter and private schools do. It keeps from destabilizing this area,” Callahan said. “It gives the appearance that if people don't have confidence in DISD, they have the opportunity to make their own choice.” The city got only one …
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How this Bay Area charter school network is reinventing education
The process began last fall, with partnerships formed between Summit and 19 other schools — both charter and traditional — to give them access to teacher training, mentoring guidance and the software. Cultivating independence. What's happening inside …
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Are publicly funded charter schools accountable to parents and taxpayer

Are publicly funded charter schools accountable to parents and taxpayer
Several weeks ago, the New York Times published a surreptitiously recorded video of a charter school teacher berating a first grade student and ripping up her work in front of the class for being unable to explain how she solved a math problem.
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Young Professionals of Eastern Connecticut honor Charter Oak Federal Credit
Eunice Lima-Brooks, a member service representative with Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, recently was named a Young Professional of the Year by the Young Professionals of Eastern Connecticut. Lima-Brooks was one of three Young Professionals …
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Porter County charter schools growing
In its sixth year of operation, Porter County's first charter school has grown to 502 students from its original 315. Located in a renovated office building in a wooded area in Porter, Discovery Charter School's curriculum is environmentally focused …

Democratic senators raise concerns about Charter-Time Warner Cable tie-up
Five Democratic U.S. senators, including presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, told the Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission on Thursday that they had "significant concerns" about Charter Communications Inc's (CHTR.O) planned …
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Chicago Public Schools considers 21 additional charter schools

Chicago Public Schools considers 21 additional charter schools
Charter school operators have proposed opening 21 new campuses in the city starting in the 2017-18 school year, Chicago Public Schools announced before Wednesday's Board of Education meeting. The district said it received "letters of intent" for the …
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Inside Kentucky's charter school debate
The debate over charter schools has become the biggest question in Kentucky education. A charter is an independently managed public school operating under a charter, or contract, with a governmental entity or a school board. The idea is that these …
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Time Warner Cable CIO transforms IT as Charter merger looms
Sven Gerjets is facing such challenges as the CIO of Time Warner Cable (TWC), which sits between its failed 2015 acquisition by Comcast and a pending merger with Charter Communications. “It's an interesting transformation opportunity because with the …
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Lincoln Charter School locked down lifted

Lincoln Charter School locked down lifted
YORK, Pa- York County 911 has confirmed that Lincoln Charter School in York is on lockdown this morning. The lock-down went into effect at 8:30 a.m. officials said. Police are on scene investigating. FOX43 was able to confirm that the lockdown was …

Amid declining enrollment, 21 charter campuses seek to open in CPS
No one has questioned the timing of the charter news, though it surely will put more pressure on negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Board of Education, which still haven't settled a contract to replace the one that expired …
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Charter growth in Mecklenburg expected to outstrip CMS 5 to 1
CMS remains the biggest player, serving about 77 percent of Mecklenburg's students (charter, private and home schools split the rest). But when 2015-16 enrollment data came in last fall, CMS fell far short of projections. Total growth was about 3,200 …
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Snooper's charter would see Apple include backdoors
The UK's proposed spying law – the Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB), more commonly known as the snooper's charter – would make Apple and other tech companies include a backdoor in their software, with similar capabilities as that what the FBI is …
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West Virginia senator: Charter schools, phone tax won't pass

West Virginia senator: Charter schools, phone tax won't pass
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia Senate leader says lawmakers won't pass proposals to allow charter schools or increase taxes on cell phone and landline usage. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael told The Associated Press …
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Springfield's Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School allowed to continue
In this 2010 file photo, Alan M. Katz, left executive director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School for Excellence in Springfield, gets a lesson on the new SMARTBOARD, from Dean Crosier with Valley Communications. (The Republican file photo by …

Medford City Council votes 4-3 to draft charter review home rule petition
The Medford City Council voted Tuesday night to jump-start the process of reviewing the city's charter for the first time in 30 years. The council voted 4-3 in favor of a proposal by Councilor Michael Marks requesting the city petition the state …
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SASD Board renews 5 charter schools after delay
Approximately 80 parents and students attended the meeting at North High School in a show of support for the charter schools. Following the unanimous decision to reauthorize the schools' contracts and a thunderous applause, the board addressed the …
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STEM Charter Academy chosen for NASA satellite launch
RATHDRUM, Idaho (AP) NASA has selected a team of students at a northern Idaho charter school to design and build a satellite for launch next year. A proposal by STEM Charter Academy in Rathdrum was one of 20 nanosatellite ideas chosen by NASA to fly …
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New charter school will have 30 teachers
Hudson Arts & Science Charter School, slated to open this September at the site of the former Mater Dei Academy (St. Stephen's School) on Midland Ave. in Kearny, is projecting it will be operating at a per-pupil cost of $ 9,493. That estimate is less …
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Charter review panel sends work to Council
"We have a very good document," John Nader, Charter Review Committee chairman and a former mayor, said after the meeting. The revision enhanced the role of the mayor to lead city government and the city manager to administer, he said, and clarified …
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Teachers consider plan to convert Bullard High to a charter school
Some teachers at Bullard High are pushing to convert from a public school to a charter school in an effort to break away from Fresno Unified School District's oversight. The push comes after recent concerns on campus that the district's student …
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Can charter school operators save sinking Atlanta schools?
The state could close them, turn them into charter schools or run them itself. As districts nationally face takeovers under similar plans, Atlanta is one of the few to attempt drastic steps to get ahead of the bulldozer and cling to some measure of …
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Local charter school favors new contract bill
Joel Lovstedt, the administrator of Connor Academy in Chubbuck, said he likes the "flexibility" the charter school bill on teacher contracts provides. It's that "flexibility" that has many education stakeholders concerned, though.